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3 hrs ago | Washington Post
President Obama is making sure Congress is a partner in the escalation of U.S. involvement in the bloody Syrian civil war with a vote to approve funds to train and equip about 5,000 Syrian anti-Islamic State, anti-Assad fighters over the next year. One key problem is making certain any congressional authority does not restrict the program by setting unworkable limitations on which Syrian fighters can participate.
7 hrs ago | Daily Kos
A few weeks ago, Village Vet wrote about the upcoming bills in Wyoming . The day is upon us and right after voting down a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Wyoming : A legislative panel voted Friday to sponsor a bill for the 2015 session that would authorize the state to use a firing squad to execute prisoners convicted of capital crimes.
8 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars
TIME magazine has a piece up about Russell Pearce's new brainchild, trying to outlaw children born in America.
12 hrs ago | Truthdig
On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.
13 hrs ago | The Progressive
The investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is led by a Republican special prosecutor, was unanimously approved by Wisconsin's nonpartisan Government Accountability Board, and includes the participation of elected county District Attorneys from both political parties. But according to an outlet bankrolled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the motivation for the "John Doe" probe can be traced back to a "weeping" teacher's union member married to Milwaukee County's District Attorney, John Chisholm.
15 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars
Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to properly secure a weapon after her 7-year-old daughter shot herself in the hand. She told police she slammed the butt end on the floor, the gun discharged, and she was shot in the face.
17 hrs ago | Washington Post
Several Arab states have offered to conduct airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster its case for action against the Islamic State. "A lot of this is still in the discussion phase, but I want to be clear that there have been offers, both to CENTCOM and to the Iraqis, of Arab countries taking more aggressive kinetic action against ISIL," including airstrikes, a senior State Department official said in Paris, using an alternative acronym for the militant network.
As we've been releasing the emotional hype from last week's Pisces Full Moon, Mercury moved into relatable Libra. Thoughts and words are getting clearer, allowing us to look for peaceful ways to 'partner up' and stay connected.
On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child molestation in 1990.
One of the sad things about the political debate in this country is the convenient way the elites and the press want us to forget history. The Iraq War and its devastation to people around the world? Vietnam? Chile? Pfft...that was so yesterday .
Colorado Socialists Helen Schloss and A. Marians are now in Trinidad Jail, a jail were conditions are so vile that it stands condemned by the State Board of Health. Also a guest of that foul lodging establishment is John Murray, Appeal correspondent.
So far, taxpayers in Idaho have spent $71,477 for the state to defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Most of that chunk has gone directly to Monte Neil Stewart, a private attorney contracted to prepare briefs and represent the state during arguments.
At a Federalist Society event in Washington D.C. last November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes "one of our favorite jurists," and joked about appointing her to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. "We are on the eve of an election," Sykes said, indicating that she would like to immediately put one of Walker's signature pieces of legislation in place for November's vote.
Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration's plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public.
Footage of the moments immediately following the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old's hands were raised when he was killed. The cell phone footage, released by CNN, of two construction workers at the scene early last month appears to support accounts by other witnesses that Brown was retreating or surrendering when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, legal experts said on Friday.
"Until this part of the world," Jon Stewart explains, "starts to see past sectarian lines and national borders that, OK, we drew - we'll give you that - the U.S. can't fix this ... by waving a magic bomb."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting in Jedda with ten Middle Eastern foreign ministers produced a communique on Friday, but little more. The regional states promised to do more to stop the transit across their territory of volunteer vigilantes seeking to join the so-called "Islamic State" of Iraq and the Levant and to stop their citizens from sending money to the extremists.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:55 pm
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